Warsaw Spire
Address: 
Warsaw, Poland
Categories: 
Towers, Offices, Residential, Mixed-use
Status: 
Completed 2016
Client: 
Ghelamco
End user: 
Various
Total surface: 
199.824 m²
Additional information: 
BREEAM Certificate : Excellent

Located between the famous Palace of Culture and Science and the Warsaw Rising Museum, the 49-storey Warsaw Spire creates an urban signal that advertises Warsaw’s new business district. Adjacent to the Towarowa and Grzybowska streets, the Warsaw Spire is the jewel in the crown of a series of tall buildings built in the last decade in Warsaw and, at 220 metres, it will be the tallest building in Poland. The Warsaw Spire is amazingly slim and dynamic and looks as if it might never end. Two glazed "shells" extend towards the sky in a spiral form and add lightness to the atypical larger penthouse levels. The spiral shape emphasises the slenderness of the tower. The soaring, vertical force of the shells also forms an exciting contrast to the very horizontal floor levels that lie at the core of the tower. The highest usable level (+46) benefits from an open-air terrace with magnificent views over the city.

Accompanying the 81.600 m² Warsaw Spire are two 16-storey, 58 metres mid-rise buildings (23.837 m² & 23.892 m²) that integrate the tower into the existing urban fabric. The positioning of the three buildings enables the creation of a vast, landscaped urban plaza with greenery and fountains and a 5-level garage beneath the complex.Completed in 2014, the plaza and the project’s 4.300 m² of restaurants, cafés, retail and services areas, has become the focal point of urban life in the busy district. A pedestrian space protected by a set of contemporary buildings equates to an unprecedented oasis of peace within the city centre.

 
Warsaw Spire
Warsaw, Poland
Towers, Offices, Residential, Mixed-use